Brazil

The Worst Places in the World to Buy a Car

If you’re a car enthusiast, consider the countries mentioned in this episode as a list of places that you don’t ever want to live. Listen in as the CarStuff guys talk about some of the worst (and most expensive) places in the world to buy a car.

Abandoned Auto Factories Around the World

Sometimes old automobile factories are put to good use when the assembly line finally stops moving. We’re not talking about those places in this episode. Join Scott and Ben as they discuss the decrepit remains of some once-great car factories.

In mid-March of this year, Moto Honda da Amazonia Ltda. (HDA), a Honda subsidiary in Brazil will begin producing the world's first flexible fuel motorcycle -- the CG150 TITAN MIX. Autoblog Green reports, "The ethanol-capable bike features a 150cc single cylinder engine that's equipped with Honda's proprietary Mix Fuel Injection System which is capable of detecting the presence and concentration of ethanol and gasoline and tailoring its operation based on what it's been fed." Wait, what?! Is it just me, or do you find it surprising that with as much as we've heard in recent years about flex-fuel cars and trucks that this is the first two-wheeler to employ this technology? But make no mistake; Brazil isn't just jumping on the ethanol bandwagon. In fact, out of all of the new vehicles sold in Brazil, about 90 percent of them are flex-fuel capable.